- 1An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned and designed to achieve a particular aim: a research project a nationwide project to encourage business developmentMore example sentences
- While seeking to collaborate together in individual projects where appropriate, there are no plans for other church departments to combine.
- In the meantime, it is not possible to say when individual projects will proceed to tender and construction.
- Japan supports a broad range of carefully planned projects, including mine-clearing, both for security and to provide jobs.
- 1.1A school assignment undertaken by a student or group of students, typically as a long-term task that requires independent research: a history projectMore example sentences
- A couple of weeks ago your diarist was interviewed by pupils at a Lincolnshire school undertaking a history project.
- Glenn Williams suggested using multi-media projects made by college students and other artists to tell the story, as well.
- He is an adviser for the Dairy Science Club and has been a mentor for many undergraduate and high school students working on research projects.
- 1.2A proposed or planned undertaking: the novel undermines its own stated project of telling a storyMore example sentences
- We do work with outstanding, prize-winning authors, and we do propose projects to them.
- Many of the projects remain exactly that: projects, plans, proposals.
- Of course, he also needed funding to get the project off the ground.
- 2 (also housing project) North American A government-subsidized housing development with relatively low rents: her family still lives in the projectsMore example sentences
- The DISIP no longer visit his house, nor do they break up public meetings at the housing project as they did in the past.
- We lived in the government housing project, and the whole first year we were home we made less than $300 altogether.
- I grew up in a public housing project in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 1Estimate or forecast (something) on the basis of present trends: spending was projected at $72 millionMore example sentences
forecast, predict, expect, estimate, calculate, reckon
- Overall investment return over five years is projected at five times the capital invested.
- On the basis of such verification we selected a trend model and projected the forecast results at the World Championships to be held in Birmingham in the October 1999.
- The current budget's deficit is projected at 54.32 trillion rupiah.
- 1.1 (often as adjective projected) Plan (a scheme or undertaking): a projected exhibition of contemporary artMore example sentences
intend, plan, propose, devise, design, outline
- Thus, it is not surprising that McDyer's strategies began to bring results, and, after Lemass was elected in the late 1950s, McDyer projected many more schemes.
- While it did take longer than initially projected, the whole undertaking was completed well under budget.
- For many area organizations, this downturn in funding has meant they have had to reline and retool plans and projects they had projected for themselves.
- 2 [no object] Extend outward beyond something else; protrude: I noticed a slip of paper projecting from the book (as adjective projecting) a projecting bay windowMore example sentences
- The dramatic hollow cone projecting from the front of the headdress is understood as a beehive.
- It is understood that the vehicle skidded after avoiding a car involved in another accident, mounted the verge and became impaled on a pole projecting from a crash barrier.
- Ladies are reminded that the regulation prohibiting unprotected hat pins projecting from hats will be rigidly enforced.
- 3Throw or cause to move forward or outward: seeds are projected from the treeMore example sentences
- Now he had been projected forward into the almost daylight of the actual shop.
- Entrance to the station is by way of a single open arch, which is projected forward through the booking hall into a subway and four staircases leading to two island platforms.
- Its head is broad and blunt and it has a largish mouth which, because of a series of joints, can be projected forward instantly like a telescopic tube.
- 3.1Cause (light, shadow, or an image) to fall on a surface: the one light projected shadows on the wallMore example sentences
- Thousands of believers have visited the site, which many say at certain times and in certain lights projects the image of the Virgin Mary.
- He hit a small button on the wall and a light turned on, projecting an image in the center of the room.
- They are fettered, and can only see shadows of objects carried behind them, projected by the light of a fire onto the back wall of the cave.
- 3.2Cause (a sound, especially the voice) to be heard at a distance: being audible depends on your ability to project your voiceMore example sentences
- As with most period pieces set in foreign lands, everyone speaks like they are projecting from the stage front at the Old Vic.
- They pressed forward in hopes of projecting their cheers a little louder.
- The name comes from the use of a horn bell to project the sound and often a horn reed cap as well.
- 3.3Imagine (oneself, a situation, etc.) as having moved to a different place or time: people may be projecting the present into the pastMore example sentences
- The images also revealed how time past can be fossilised and projected to the present.
- 4Present or promote (a particular view or image): he strives to project an image of youthMore example sentences
convey, put across, put over, communicate, present, promote
- ‘I knew straight away that the view that was projected by the media, of the horror, was not necessarily going to be shared by the whole community,’ he says.
- Instead of projecting a coherent alternative view, it did little more than reflect the petty fears haunting today's Quebecers.
- He has wonderful stage presence, projecting a friendly, enthusiastic and spontaneous persona.
- 4.1Present (someone or something) in a way intended to create a favorable impression: she liked to project herself more as a friend than a doctorMore example sentences
- To me, one of the best faces America has ever projected is the face of a Peace Corps volunteer.
- 4.2Display (an emotion or quality) in one’s behavior: everyone would be amazed that a young girl could project such depths of emotionMore example sentences
- She unconsciously projected what she was thinking, and part of him wanted to know what she was feeling.
- One of the subliminal messages projected becomes ‘If I can endure the pain, can you?’
- 4.3 (project something onto) Transfer or attribute one’s own emotion or desire to (another person), especially unconsciously: men may sometimes project their own fears onto womenMore example sentences
- Unfortunately stars will always attract people who need someone to project their obsessions on to.
- The inkblot is known as a ‘projective’ test in that it assumes the patient will project certain ideas on to the picture that would normally be lost in defense mechanisms.
- All kinds of broader fears and sympathies have been projected on to the figure of ‘the asylum seeker’.
- 5.1Draw (such lines).More example sentences
- A line projected from the centre of the North-East Circle, through the centre of the Great Circle, aligns with the cove.
- 6Make a projection of (the earth, sky, etc.) on a plane surface.More example sentences
- The first was based on the fact that the Earth is a sphere, and its surface cannot be projected or transferred to the flat surface of a map without some element of distortion.
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- Western science does not presently recognize the existence of a projectable energy which can be controlled by the mind to enhance or diminish the biological functions of cells and tissues.
- The nationally projectable survey, conducted in December 2003, polled a random sample of Americans aged 18 and older.
- Most high school first-round picks are big kids who throw hard and are projectable, but you're basically the opposite of that.
late Middle English (in the sense 'preliminary design, tabulated statement'): from Latin projectum 'something prominent', neuter past participle of proicere 'throw forth', from pro- 'forth' + jacere 'to throw'. Early senses of the verb were 'plan, devise' and 'cause to move forward'.